While the Hall and Dawson County courthouses both remain open at this time, you’re encouraged to conduct business over the phone and make an appointment before visiting. Please review our Hours of Operation and Contact Information. Prior to visiting either courthouse, however, please review the Order for Temporary Health Measures.



Dawson County Treatment Court



Established in 2006 as one of the first hybrid courts in the state, Dawson County Treatment Court is a program that blends the multiple offender, felony drug court, and mental health court models into one program to assist individuals with drug charges, DUIs, and whose criminal involvement is directly related to a primary mental health diagnosis.


The Dawson County Treatment Court’s mission is to make offenders accountable for their actions, bringing about a behavioral change that reduces criminal recidivism, and provides the tools and resources needed to stop the abuse of alcohol and other drugs; to protect the public; to treat the victims of offenders in a fair, just way; and to educate the public as to the benefits of accountability courts in the communities that they serve. Additionally, Treatment Court provides alternatives to incarceration for individuals who have been identified with substance use and/or mental health issues by linking those individuals to local, community-based resources. Treatment Court offers four tracks:

  • Drug Dependency Track: minimum 24-month program
  • Felony Probation Track: minimum 24-month program
  • DUI Track: minimum 12-month program
  • Mental Health Track: minimum 18-24 month program


Eligibility and Disqualification Criteria


Eligibility Requirements:

Persons aged 18 and older arrested on drug-related charges must meet certain legal criteria to be considered a candidate for Dawson County Treatment Court. In addition to maintaining a residence in Dawson County, such persons must be facing a charge of one of the following offenses in order to qualify for the Drug Dependency and DUI Tracks:

  • Possession of a Controlled Substance
  • Possession with Intent to Distribute of Controlled Substance (where drug use is a contributing factor)
  • Prescription drug offenses/Obtain Controlled Substance by Fraud, Theft, Forgery (or attempt to obtain)
  • Property crimes
  • Two DUI convictions in five years or three or more lifetime convictions

Individuals arrested on misdemeanor or felony charges or facing probation revocations with a history of Axis I severe and persistent mental illness may qualify for admittance to Dawson County H.E.L.P. Program (mental health track). As part of clinical eligibility, the individual cannot have a primary substance abuse, mental retardation, or traumatic brain injury diagnosis. Referrals to H.E.L.P. Program (mental health track) require the same legal clearance as the Drug Dependency and DUI Tracks. Additionally, a nexus must exist between the crime and mental health diagnosis.


Certain legal factors may exclude one from being eligible for the Treatment Court program. These factors include:

  • A severe physical or mental handicap that would prevent program participation, though an appropriate referral must be made
  • Conviction of any felony violent offense or sexual offense
  • Illegal alien status
  • Felony firearm charges (an individual may reapply at a later date if charges are reduced)
  • Sex offenders
  • Individuals with any gang affiliation
  • Current felony charge of a more serious nature than drug charge
  • Pending felony charges in other jurisdictions


Referral Information

Referrals for Treatment Court participation come from the Dawson County Sheriff’s Office, the District Attorney’s Office, the Public Defender’s Office, the Dawson County Detention Center, private defense attorneys, the Department of Community Supervision, misdemeanor probation offices, and other accountability court programs.


Referral Form


Court Calendar


Treatment Court Dates for 2019
  • January 2, 2019
  • *January 16, 2019
  • February 6, 2019
  • *February 20, 2019
    Graduation
  • March 6, 2019
  • *March 20, 2019
  • April 10, 2019
  • *April 24, 2019
  • May 8, 2019
  • *May 22, 2019
    Graduation
  • June 5, 2019
  • *June 19, 2019
  • July 3, 2019
  • *July 17, 2019
  • August 7, 2019
  • *August 21, 2019
    Graduation
  • September 4, 2019
  • *September 18, 2019
  • October 2, 2019
  • *October 16, 2019
  • November 6, 2019
  • *November 20, 2019
    Graduation
  • December 4, 2019
  • *December 18, 2019

HELP Court Dates for 2019
  • January 10, 2019
    Graduation
  • January 24, 2019
  • February 14, 2019
  • February 28, 2019
  • March 28, 2019

  • April 11, 2019
  • April 25, 2019
  • May 9, 2019
  • May 23, 2019
  • June 13, 2019
  • June 27, 2019
  • July 11, 2019
  • July 25 2019
  • August 8, 2019
  • August 22, 2019
  • September 12, 2019
  • September 26, 2019
  • October 10, 2019
  • October 24, 2019
  • November 14, 2019
  • December 5, 2019
  • December 19, 2019


Testimonies

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Contact Us

Brittany Currans, Coordinator
Brandi Turpin, Counselor
Matt Groover, Counselor
Kimberly Wallace, Case Manager

Phone Number: 706-265-8425
Fax Number: 706-265-8426

Physical Address: 189 Highway 53 W, Suite 106 Dawsonville, GA 30534
Mailing Address: 189 Highway 53 W, Suite 106 Dawsonville, GA 30534

Important Phone Numbers
Drug Screen Line: (678) 456-3303
Avita Community Partners: (678) 866-8777
Public Defender’s Office: (706) 216-3853
Georgia Crisis and Access Line: 1-800-715-4225
CARES Warm Line: 1-866-326-5400